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The Sanctuary Spa

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Address: 136 Beach Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 77 307 8583
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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A massage spa offering relaxing treatments e.g. Swedish massage, Ayurvedic...

A massage spa offering relaxing treatments e.g. Swedish massage, Ayurvedic massage, Face massage, Shirodara treatment, Herbal steam bath etc set in a tranquil lush tropical garden down a small lane off the beach road. Booking is essential - Please book with Ranga +94 (0) 77 307 8583 to avoid disappointment.

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Wonderful boutique spa

I live in the area and can hands-down recommend Sanctuary Spa as the best place in the Galle area for a massage. Full Body Massage for 60 mins is between 3,000 - 3,500 (£15... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
TammyAS
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Galle, Sri Lanka
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Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I live in the area and can hands-down recommend Sanctuary Spa as the best place in the Galle area for a massage. Full Body Massage for 60 mins is between 3,000 - 3,500 (£15 - £17.50). The masseuses are fantastic and as good as any 5* hotel therapist. The prices are excellent and undercut all options in Galle Fort. Set... More 

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6 Thank TammyAS
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I recommend everyone to go here. The Best Ever. We had the ayervedic, reflexology and shoulders & back massage. All were fantastic, the ayervedic definitely the best. Take note, very important - please advise what pressure you require. The staff are wonderful and it was a very worthwhile experience, highly recommended.

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5 Thank MattDana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The is the best place to be. Cheap and high quality and really professional. Place is very clean and they use high quality traditional products. Few to a few in sri lanka and this is surely the best

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5 Thank Ashwen R
Ascot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by the Sanctuary Spa this afternoon for a treatment. My boyfriend and I both opted for the 60min ayurvedic massage. It was a great experience in a very peaceful setting (considering the small lane that leads to the spa is located on the main road through this part of Unawatuna). At the time we went, 22 September 2016,... More 

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6 Thank Steph R
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We found this little spa by following the glorious fragrance drifting down the little alley leading to the pretty exotic garden. We had the most sublime massages and returned 3 times and would have gone for more but ran out of time. A very high standard of massage and a truly beautiful experience . Do not miss a chance to... More 

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7 Thank Gillian K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were in this area a week and twice went for 90 minute massages. They were amazing and soooo inexpensive. We would highly recommend it.

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6 Thank Shelley T
Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

One of the best place where to have massage in Sri Lanka. The location is very special and you have great treatments in a beautiful and peaceful garden just behind the Unawatuna beach. Everybody is very nice and professional. My massouse is Ishara. At the end of your treatment a coconut is ready for you!!!

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7 Thank Letizia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Got one of the best massages we had in Sri Lanka. The location is perfect, just in from of the beach but apart from the noise of the street in Unawatuna Beach. The cabins are on first floor and nice decorated, simple but nice. They care a little bit more about details than in other places we went in Sri... More 

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6 Thank Davinia T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This has been the highlight of my first trip to Sri Lanka. And I will visit The Sanctuary Spa every time I visit. I cannot recommend highly enough - it was the best massage I've ever had! I had a deep tissue massage and foot reflexology. I had been having headaches for a few days and Prashanthi customised my treatment... More 

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5 Thank Emma R
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

One of The best place to have an ayurvedic treatment i've ever been. Good Service, wonderful location, perfect balance between price and service

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